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Ford 12 M (1955)

Ford 12m (G13) / 15m (G4)
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement1172/1498 cm³
Bore * stroke63,5*92,5/82*70,9 mm
Compression6,8/7,0 : 1
CrankshaftThree bearing
Engine controlSV/OHV
Torque74/111 Nm at 2200/2400 rpm
Max. power28/40 kW (38/55 HP)
Rated speed4250 rpm
ConsumptionApprox. 8 l/100 km
Tank capacity34 liters
PowertrainFront engine with rear drive
TransmissionThree-speed, fully synchronised starting in 1957, four-speed (optional ab 1954), steering column-mounted/floor-mounted shifter, semi-automatic (optional starting in 1959)
Wheelbase2489 mm
Front suspensionDouble wishbone, coil springs, hydraulical dampers
Rear suspensionRigid axle, leaf spring longitudinal, hydraulical dempers
Tyres5.60 - 13
Length4060 mm
Width1580 mm
Height1550 mm
Basic weight895/930 kg + driver
Max. speedApprox. 110/125 km/h
Manufactured1952 - 1962
Sales priceFrom 5950,-
VersionsStandard-Saloon/Sedan, Comfort-saloon, two or four-seater Convertible, Pickup, Van-like, Pick-up

First it remains first in the large globe in the front center of the hood. It disappears later in the course of production time, also likely to improve the aerodynamics. The great revolution is more taking place under the hood. As already was planned with the introduction of the model in 1952, is now carried out at least halfway.

From the somewhat grandiose planned OHC engine has become one with low-mounted camshaft (OHV). After all, it corresponds with overhead valves for a long time the state of the art. Just compare the data for bore and stroke between the two engines. Nevertheless is there for the time a very reasonable and in advertising extra hugging torque. And of course, more power ...

The same destiny of a very short production time as the pick-up also suffers the estate car in 1957 with only seven months of production. And even though he has absolute all-round qualities. With folded seats are possible about 1.600 liters of cargo volume. But the leisure sector is anything but distinctive to that time. Also missed the Ford company to state in their advertisements to the dual use opportunity. And the outer dress is still not the most elegant...               Top of page               Index
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